In his last release Shahrukh Khan faced competition from two newcomers. But King Khan’s next release would have him facing competition from none other than Akshay Kumar.
SRK’s home production Billoo Barber is on a collision course with the Akshay-starrer Chandni Chowk To China . If there is no change in the release dates, it would mark the clash of the two Bollywood titans in the last quarter of this year.
Akshay is considered the most reliable actor when it comes to drawing crowds to the theatres. And ‘Chandni Chowk to China’ is partly based on his own life. This USP of the film is expected to get house-fulls at theatres.
On the other hand, SRK is known to promote his movies aggressively. He outshone Saawariya last year with the publicity blitz of his Om Shanti Om . And he is expected to do the same with ‘Billoo Barber’.
However, one thing that goes against SRK’s film is that it has the superstar in a brief role. It is Irrfan Khan who plays the protagonist. But there are added attractions like item numbers from Kareena Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in the film.
The duel is evenly poised. And it would be interesting to watch who annihilates whom. Or may be they both will survive.